>> so, here's the boardroom. now it's a daunting room to present in, if you can imagine. >> susie: very impressive boardroom. >> look at that. >> susie: wow. where do you... >> look at the size of the table. >> susie: where do you sit? >> i sit... i sit down here. >> susie: at the head of the table? >> at the head of the table. i guess i pay the bill. >> susie: but when you had your first board meeting, and you were running it as c.e.o., and you're sitting at the head of table, what did it feel like? >> a little scary. you know? ( laugh ) i was, like, wow, okay, here we are. >> susie: all right, so here, you're in this room with all of these portraits of former c.e.o.s of dupont. do you ever feel intimidated, like they're peering over you? >> of course. you always think they're looking over your shoulder, making sure, you know, are we investing in the right science? are we focused in the right areas, so that were really relevant to our customers and to society for decades. >> susie: kullman took over at dupont as the world headed into the worst economic downturn since the great depression.